On Friday 9th February 2024 at Forever Manchester’s Birthday Party, we were pleased to announce Eagles Wing as the winner of our Transforming Lives Award.

The award has been kindly sponsored by BCL Legal.

The Transforming Lives award is given in recognition of a group of local people who, through the work they do, have helped transform the lives of others.

Eagles Wing is a mutual support group made up of local people, asylum seekers and refugees in Bury. They welcome and befriend newcomers, helping them happily settle into the area.

Meeting three times a week, they offer regular support groups, including English classes and sewing and craft workshops. They also work with partner agencies such as the Red Cross who can offer more professional advice to individuals experiencing problems, and the Citizens Advice Bureau so that their members can get expert advice on benefits, debt and immigration.

The group provides a friendly and sociable space for refugees and asylum seekers to make friends with local people and feel welcome in the area. Babies and young children are also welcome to the meetings, so parents don’t have to worry about sourcing and paying for childcare.

The award was presented on the night by Mary Nowell, MD at BCL Legal.

Date added: 13th February 2024